Skip to comments.Canada Plans To Experiment With Giving People Unconditional Free Money
Posted on 03/05/2016 7:39:37 AM PST by blam
March 5, 2016
Finland and The Netherlands have already shown their interest in giving people a regular monthly allowance regardless of working status, and now Ontario, Canada, is onboard.
Ontario's government announced in February that a pilot program will be coming to the Canadian province sometime later this year.
The premise: Send people monthly checks to cover living expenses such as food, transportation, clothing, and utilities no questions asked.
It's a radical idea, and one that has been around since the 1960s. It's called "basic income." In the decades since it was first proposed, various researchers and government officials have given basic income experiments a try, with mixed results.
Folks at the Basic Income Canada Network, the national organization promoting basic income, have high hopes.
"We need it rolled out across Canada, and Quebec, too, is in the game," said chair of BICN, Sheila Regehr, in a statement. "So there's no reason why people and governments in other parts of this country need sit on the sidelines it's time for us all to get to work."
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People would rather sit on the porch, just above the poverty level, and wait for the government check than work.
(Then, we have to import aliens to do the work that the porch sitters should be doing)
Drugs, booze, lotto tickets.
what could possibly go wrong..?
What,exactly,is “free money”?
It makes to sense-——to me.
I could see Canada trying this folly back when oil was expensive and the money was rolling in. Now not so much.
“We work - so they don’t have to”
There is no such thing. Printing money out of scratch devalues every existing version of that same money, thus, it represents stealth robbery of those who have versions of that money within their possession.
send ‘em to- CANADA!!!!
It comes from these. There are groves of these in socialist la-la land:
At what income level do the increased taxes needed to pay for this program exactly balance the “free” money, so you get a check from the government and then mail it right back?
Good way to deal with the homeless. Won’t have to feel guilty. No more homeless-right?
That’s when we take your money and give it away freely.
“So there’s no reason why people and governments in other parts of this country need sit on the sidelines it’s time for us all to get to work.”
That is funny!
Time to get to work really hard at paying people not to work!
I’m sure the irony is lost on these fools.
“free money” equals 1. the dole; 2. other people’s (taxpayers) money; 3. government printed money adding to debt and inflation.
You hear that all you illegal aliens from Mexico? Free money in Ontario! Go! We’ll help you pack! :-)
There’s an apparent wave of dislocation and unemployment coming due to rapid advancements in robotics, and I suspect that is behind renewed interest in UBI or Universal Basic Income. I’d say it’s coming here eventually, too. There are pitfalls, no doubt. Idle people who are supported regardless of behavior have shown a tendency to become disruptive and destructive.
You could just waste the rest.
Second, yeah this'll work.